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When will they blow?
Can maths help save lives by making more accurate predictions of future volcanic eruptions?
Finding order in chaos
All of science can be regarded as motivated by the search for rules behind the randomness of nature, and attempts to make prediction in the presence of uncertainty. Chris Budd describes the search for pattern and order in
Are the polls right?
The British General Election (May 1997) is an example of how simple mathematical ideas help in understanding information that involves numbers.
What is general relativity?
To celebrate the centenary of the general theory of relativity we asked physicist David Tong to explain the...
El Niño: What on Earth will happen next?
El Niño is a climate event without equal, causing droughts, floods, hurricanes and typhoons around the globe...
How stupid systems can use clever ways of finding things.
Maths in a minute: Pretend primes
Fermat's little theorem and fake primes.
How a special kind of curve can keep your data safe.
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